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Dvd Drives In Vista


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#1 charml

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 04:22 AM

Being new to vista I really had no idea what I was doing. I copied a DVD the region code had to be set to 4 (I live in Australia) The code was already on 4 so I cancelled it. Big mistake. It wiped out tha amount of changes I could make. Now I can not play DVD's on my computer at all. I would really like to find a way to fix this. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 04:36 AM

the number of changes are stored in the firmware/eprom of the drive and have nothing to do with the OS

some region free firmware exist for certain drives

It sounds like some bad software may have messed your drive up, what do properties/dvd region say for it in device manager or my computer?
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 05:03 AM

[quote name='DaChew' date='May 5 2008, 07:36 PM' post='816702']

On the devie manager it states that onceit gets to zero you can not change the region even if you reinstall windows or move the DVD drive to another computer. Is there any way I can reset the computer to factory settings?

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 05:13 AM

I thought I made this clear already, that information is stored in the drive not your computer

once you use that last change up and ignore the warnings it stays on the last setting

If you have special needs, some people travel a lot, buy a drive that can be set region free

Edited by DaChew, 05 May 2008 - 05:17 AM.

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